Originally Posted by RVAHokie
That seems to be what you find when you look for low launch low spin drivers, my question i guess is do you find the smaller head to be an issue in terms of mishits or when its off center?
I actually prefer the smaller, pear-shaped, "classic" looking head as opposed to the giant 460cc heads on the market right now. I was previously using a Cobra S3 which had a more elliptical shape (narrow in height, but wider to promote more forgiveness in mishits on the high toe and low heel). I typically do not miss the center of the club face by much when I do miss it, so giving up the monstrosity that was my S3 was not a problem in terms of making contact near the sweet spot. In reality, for me, the smaller looking head on the Titleist promotes more awareness of where the face of the club is throughout my swing because it makes me feel like my room for error is substantially smaller now... even though in reality (again, for me...) it is not.
The shaft that I chose is also a major benefit to my game, as well as the 9.5° loft. I play mine on the A1 setting and I now have a much more boring ball flight, which is a good thing. Previously, I was ballooning my drives into the stratosphere and carrying between 250-260 (occasionally grab one with some wind at 270-280) with zero roll-out. In fact, the ball would often come to rest behind the ball mark.
Now, I am typically carrying the ball right right around 250-260 still but I am getting almost 20-25 yards of roll-out. Of course, this depends on ideal conditions and the slope of the fairway, how wet it is, etc.
The general point I am making is that I noticed a true, night and day difference between drivers and I do not see myself getting rid of, or replacing, this driver in a very long time unless I get a very good deal on a 913 D3.
The SureFit setting that you use, as well as your swing speed/tempo, loft and shaft you select is going to all factor in to your ball flight though.